After Biman DC10, PIA 74M is another
major flight that I must get on. I am glad that the opportunity came up
during my 2 weeks of working in Hong Kong. Here are the flight details.
Ticket HKG-BKK Economy Class one way HK$1290 (inc tax) (US166)
STD 2240 ATD 0045 Delay 2hr 05 mins
STA 0030 ATA 0245 Delay 2hr 15 mins
At check in I was informed the incoming flight from Islamabad and
Bangkok were delayed due to sick patient onboard. Departure gate was 17
and boarding call was made at 2350 hoping for a 0015 departure. After
boarding this was further delayed to 0045 without explanation. I
compainted to the station manager at check in and he promptly upgrade
me to Economy Plus class situated in the upper deck of the B747 classic.
A beautiful sight in Hong Kong Int'l
Flight boaridng commenced at 2350 at
Inflight Seating and Service
There were only 4 people on the upper
deck, only myself are getting off in Bangkok with the rest continue to
Islamabad. The A/C interior was maintained exceptionally well as shown
by the pictures. Boaridng is accompanied by traditional Pakistan PIA
A quick supper (catered from Bangkok)
was served after a powerful takeoff well past 1am.
After the meal I decide to go downstairs to speak to the purser and see
the offering in Business and main Economy class
Plentiful choices of Business Plus Class Dinner. I particularly enjoyed
the PIA meal presentation and serving. I was invited to sample more
Business class food.
Lovely crew of PIA posing for picture.
Business Plus Cabin, Nose Area. 16 seats only, this can rival many
airlines First Class.
Business Plus empty Section B